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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Summer break for Scheduling Update

The Scheduling Update will be taking a short break during summer in June and July. The newsletter will resume again on August 1, 2018, running on the first and third Wednesday of the month throughout the academic year.

Church Street is closed

The North Church Street Reconstruction project began on May 14, 2018 and includes reconstruction of the street and green spaces between Washington Avenue and Lily Plaza. Church Street is closed to pedestrian and bike access for the summer. In addition, the Church Street Garage will be closed from July 2 - 22, 2018.

Fall 2018 (1189) and spring 2019 (1193) room assignments

Room assignments for fall 2018 (1189) are now posted. Spring 2019 (1193) will be available on Class Search when CCS re-opens. Beginning May 23, 2018, you can cancel, change, or add class information for spring 2019. Please note, you will lose a classroom assignment if changes are made to the following:
  • Meeting times
  • Enrollment capacities
  • Requested room capacities 
The Scheduling Unit is finding that Tuesday and Thursday morning through mid-afternoon are the busiest and most difficult times to find classroom space. All room assignments are subject to change prior to the start of term to accommodate class activity.

If you have a class without a room assignment, we may be asking individual departments if the class days or times can change, or if a departmental space is available instead. Please consider moving classes to departmental spaces if that is an option.

Contact the Scheduling Unit to:
  • Add classes during peak times and ensure that a classroom will be available
  • Cancel a class that is no longer being offered (this is different than hiding it from the schedule, stopping further enrollment, or asking students to drop the clas)
  • Ask general scheduling questions

Make final changes to variable credit classes & grading basis prior to semester start

With the May/summer session beginning next week, it is imperative to make final changes to classes requiring set credits and/or changes to grade basis. The grading basis and the number of credits a class is being offered at cannot be altered after the term has begun.

If you need to change the number of credits for which a class is offered, from a variable number to a set number, email ocmsched@umn.edu to make the change. If you need to make a change to the grading basis of a course, submit changes directly through ECAS.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Summer building updates

OCM is working on a variety of projects this summer across Minneapolis and St Paul. More details are available on our website pages, linked below:
There are also many exterior construction projects occurring around campus which will impact the use of OCM classrooms. These include, but are not limited to:
  • Ruttan Hall exterior repairs and window/skylight replacement
  • Willey Hall roof and skylight replacement
  • Solar panel installation in various locations
  • Church Street reconstruction
The extent of these projects may limit our ability to relocate classes and events. We cannot control the progress of these projects, but we will make every effort to minimize disruptions. We appreciate your patience as we navigate this busy summer together.

Grade entry deadlines and reminders

Spring 2018 grades are due on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. A complete list of grading due dates, how-to guides, and policies, are available on the ASR website.

Grade rosters are available in the Faculty Center in MyU. Please encourage instructors to log into Faculty Center ahead of time to check that they have a final grade roster for the classes they expect to enter grades in. If instructors do not see their expected final grades rosters, they should contact their department’s class scheduler.

If you know of someone encountering issues with grades entry, please have them call the ASR Training & Support Team at (612) 625-2803 or email srhelp@umn.edu.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Extended weekend classroom hours during finals week (spring 2018)

Finals week for spring semester begins Saturday, May 5 with Study Day. The last day of exams is Saturday, May 12. Official University final exam schedules are available online.
  • Study days: Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6
  • Finals dates: Monday, May 7 through Saturday, May 12
General purpose classroom and computer lab hours will be extended on Saturday 5/5, Sunday 5/6, and Saturday 5/12, to meet the needs of students and faculty during finals week. Weekday hours remain unchanged during finals week (see standard operating hours).

Days with Extended Hours
  • Saturday, May 5 (study day): 
  • Sunday, May 6 (study day):
    • All general purpose classrooms and computer labs in weekend buildings will be open from 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. to accommodate students for official University study days. Weekend buildings include the following:
      • East Bank: Bruininks Hall, Folwell Hall, Keller Hall, Nicholson Hall, Rapson Hall
      • West Bank: Blegen Hall, CSOM, Hanson Hall, Humphrey Center
      • Saint Paul: McNeal Hall, Peters Hall, Ruttan Hall

  • Saturday, May 12 (last final exam day): 
After final exams week, we will return to our standard operating hours

NOTE: Building hours may vary from standard classroom hours. Be sure to carry your U Card with you at all times. Some buildings will require your U Card for exterior building access.